Hundreds of Moldovan Jews gathered for a Lag B’Omer concert

Hundreds of Moldovan Jews from the cities of KishinevBednery, Beltsy and Tiraspol gathered for the Lag B’Omer parade and a concert in honor of the Rashbi (Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai), sponsored by Friends of Kishinev Jewry

The procession came out with colorful signs, singing and dancing, and marched toward the The National Philharmonic of Moldova.

There they gathered for a musical evening with the famous Violinist Mordechai Brodski and the artist Konstantin Moskowitz, who entertained the crowd with music and art.

There was also a special parade for children, organized by Rabbi Mendy and Leah Gutzel. After the procession, the children celebrated and danced around a traditional Lag B’Omer bonfire.



Rabbi’s Visit Break-Off Country

Chabad Shluchim in Moldova made sure that the nearby break-off country of Transnistria also celebrated Pesach this year.

Moldovan President Igor Dodon sent a letter of blessings to Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Abelsky, Chief Rabbi of Moldova in honor of the Pesach holiday.

Jewish Moldova Celebrates Purim 5779

Jewish community of Moldova celebrated a joyous Purim, with programs directed by Rabbi Menachem Mendel and Chaya Mushka Axelrod together with Rabbi Mendy and Leah Gutzel.  

Chanukah 5779, Brings Light to the Republic of Moldova

Brings Light – Moldova 5779

Moldova was truly illuminated with the light of Chanuka this year. Over twenty events took place, in the cities of Kishinev, Beltz, Benderi and Tiraspol. Some were geared for adults, some for children and some for Israeli college students learning in Moldova. In addition, Chabad made home visits, to light the Menorah with people and deliver fresh doughnuts, a Chanukah classic. The Menorah was lit publicly every day as well, by Chief Rabbi of Moldova, Rabbi Yossef Abelsky. Over the holiday, a special Chanukah edition of the Ystoki newspaper was distributed.